The following is a statement from Mayor Michael O’Connor:
Today my heart is heavy, and my thoughts are with the residents and businesses affected by last night’s fire at West 2nd and Market Streets.
The fear of any fire in downtown is how quickly it could spread given the age of the structures. I am thankful for the quick response of by our local and regional fire and rescue services in controlling and extinguishing the fire. This is a tragedy for the families and businesses that thankfully was not worse.
Our affected neighbors will have my support and the support of the city in any ways that we can to assist during this difficult time.